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Occupational Profile

The Leisure and Leisure Sector is an thrilling place to be a upkeep engineering technician providing many alternatives not present in different sectors.

The sector is numerous comprising multi-million pound worldwide teams, giant UK websites and smaller sights. Points of interest and rides vary from hydraulic powered curler coasters, to small merry-go-rounds.

Rides and sights are more and more advanced items of kit incorporating engineering, digital and augmented actuality, pyrotechnics, aqua and sound. Technicians carry out an important function in sustaining the performance and security of those rides and sights in addition to making a serious contribution to buyer expertise.

Leisure and Leisure Upkeep Engineering Technicians:

  • Maximise the advantages of the know-how and gear they work with
  • Ship engineering actions together with; routine upkeep; fault discovering and diagnostic; testing and commissioning
  • Make sure that upkeep actions contribute to optimising the shopper expertise and their security
  • Guarantee all upkeep actions are performed safely and adjust to the laws on this potential high-risk sector
  • Are accountable for the standard of their very own work, guaranteeing work is accomplished safely, to the required high quality requirements and time and budgets constraints
  • Principally conduct their actions in an out of doors setting (in wind and rain and solar), typically at top, usually below the scrutiny of shoppers
  • Work autonomously and as a part of a groups (e.g. site-based upkeep groups, exterior gear set up groups, exterior non-destructive testing groups)

The function of a Leisure and Leisure Engineering Technician is similar to different extremely expert engineering occupations. It covers the breadth of each mechanical and electrical/digital engineering roles with extra specialisms together with pyrotechnics, aqua, sound, and digital and augmented actuality know-how.

Their data, expertise and behaviours are transferable to different roles throughout the broader engineering sector.

Firms within the sector make use of Mechanical, Electrical and/or Multi-Expert Upkeep Engineers in keeping with their vary of rides and sights together with the next jobs: 

  • Engineering Technicians
  • Upkeep Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Multi-skilled Engineering Technicians
  • Experience Technicians

Information: Leisure and Leisure Engineering Technicians have a complete understanding of:

1. The Leisure and Leisure Trade and their function inside it

2. Well being, Security and Danger Evaluation within the Leisure and Leisure Sector together with Inner Organisation or Standardisation (ISO) 17842 – Security of amusement rides and amusement gadgets half 2 operation and use and half 3 necessities for inspection throughout design, manufacture, operation and use; working at heights and handbook dealing with

3. Analytical and scientific strategies for Engineers

4. Instrumentation and Management Rules and Functions

5. Arithmetic for Engineering Technicians

6. Rules of attraction/journey upkeep technique and each day, weekly, month-to-month, annual preventative upkeep

7. Rules of inspection and fault discovering on rides and sights, together with specialist applied sciences the place applicable

8. Mechanical, Electrical, Digital and Digital Rules, Processes and Functions

9. High quality Administration/Assurance Rules and Security Administration Techniques

10. Functions for Pneumatics and Hydraulics

11. Experience and Attraction upkeep processes, rules and functions, together with specialist applied sciences the place applicable

12. Situation Monitoring and Fault Prognosis

13. Key rules of lean manufacturing enterprise enchancment methods reminiscent of 5S (organise work space), PDCA (Plan, Do, Verify, Act) and TPM (Complete Productive Upkeep)

14. The cultural variety of shoppers and the rules of communication and customer support

15. Rules of First Support and supporting the evacuation of shoppers

Abilities: Leisure and Leisure Engineering Technicians can:

1. Adjust to statutory laws and organisational security necessities within the Leisure and Leisure Sector

2. Use and interpret engineering knowledge sources reminiscent of producers journey and attraction manuals and documentation reminiscent of manuals, drawings, blue prints and specs

3. Create and preserve clear and concise attraction documentation to assist all key processes reminiscent of upkeep logs and use of computerised administration methods

4. Ship key efficiency indicators reminiscent of journey and attraction availability utilizing lean manufacturing methods reminiscent of 5S, PDCA and TPM to enhance effectivity and effectiveness (and buyer expertise)

5. Use assets, methods and obtained information to undertake advanced fault prognosis/testing, bother taking pictures, eradicating, cleansing/lubrication, inspection, restore and substitute of attraction gear, taking account of environmental situations.

6. Apply mathematical methods to unravel attraction/journey engineering issues reminiscent of electrical loading and evaluation of journey cycle instances

7. Plan and put together for each day, weekly, month-to-month, yearly, upkeep of rides and sights by way of a structured and logical course of to make sure their protected and environment friendly operation

8. Assist set up, testing and commissioning of attraction/journey gear

9. Produce substitute parts utilizing handbook and machine gear reminiscent of queue traces and gating methods

10. Analysis and supply components for repairs and upkeep. Ensures stock of components are readily available for correct and well timed upkeep of journey operations

11. Use upkeep instruments reminiscent of amp meters, voltmeters, compound gauges and stress gauges

12. Minimise attraction/journey equipment and gear downtime by finishing up preventative upkeep (together with at heights)

13. Full affirmation testing and easy handover of attraction/journey gear

14. Observe guidelines, procedures and rules to make sure work accomplished is match for goal with an consideration to element/error checks all through

15. Talk clearly, utilizing applicable verbal and non-verbal communication expertise, delivered in a heat, skilled, correct and well timed method which instills confidence in colleagues and in clients 

Behaviours: Leisure and Leisure Engineering Technicians show:


1. Security mindset

Disciplined and accountable method to handle, mitigate and keep away from danger to themselves, colleagues or the general public and strict compliance.

2. Danger consciousness

Excessive focus, the will to cut back dangers.

3. Sturdy work ethic

Integrity, goals for excellence, time administration, acts as an envoy for his or her employer and for his or her occupation.

4. Downside fixing

Takes duty till an answer is reached, challenges others, works to unravel the basis reason behind issues.

5. Duty and resilience

Accepts and seeks duty, motivated to succeed and full work.

6. Staff participant

Builds and maintains good relationships with others – works nicely with individuals from totally different disciplines to perform an exercise safely and on time.

7. Buyer targeted

Culturally conscious and in a position to talk in heat {and professional} method with journey/attraction clients and colleagues

8. Adaptability

Responsive to vary, flexibility to altering atmosphere and calls for


Period of the Apprenticeship. Usually, 30-36 months.

Degree. 3

Entry Necessities. Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her apprenticeships, sometimes 5 GCSEs at Grade C or equal together with English and maths.

{Qualifications}. Apprentices with out English or maths at stage 2 should obtain this stage previous to finishing the end-point evaluation for this apprenticeship.

Skilled Recognition. Profitable apprentices can apply for Skilled registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Assessment. After 3 years.

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